- "Admiral, we are tracking civilian craft in an escape trajectory."
"Broadcast an order to stand down and await inspection by Imperial patrols. Dispatch a wing of TIES to shoot them down if the fail to acknowledge."
"But, Admiral, they're civilian ships…"
"Rebel ships, Lieutenant. You have your orders. Execute them, or I'll find someone else who can."
- ―The Admiral issues orders to a Lieutenant
During the Galactic Republic, an admiral was in command of the Galactic Empire's invasion of the planet Sarrahban. The admiral ordered all starships leaving the surface to submit to inspection, and issued orders to destroy those ships that failed to comply.